While she didn't dominate the tennis world, Renee Richards helped pave the way for trans athletes like Caster Semenya, Kye Allums, and Fallon Fox to compete in their chosen sports. Mosier began competing in triathlon in as a female and competed in his first race as a male in when he legally changed his name, and then began to receive testosterone injections. Pregnancy and parenting news, given to you in a way nobody else has. While Caitlyn Jenner remains in the spotlight, here's a look at the Top 15 Transgender Athletes who have broken down cultural barriers over the years. From a logistical standpoint, Lancaster did not run into many roadblocks. All Rights Reserved. She became a professional title-holding golfer and received recognition for filing a lawsuit against the Ladies Professional Golf Association LPGA in for her right to compete as a woman in the women's long-drive championship.
If the results are true, Semenya is intersex, and not transgender, as she is rumored to possess both male and female genitalia. I woke up in complete freedom today. My hope is that athletes who are questioning their gender identity can see me and hear my story and know they don't have to give up their identity as an athlete to live authentically.
When asked by Time magazine how he decided he was ready to tell people he was transgendered Allums recalled "Playing on a sports team, you become very close.